We feature magnifiers for reading, low vision, research, hobbies, electronics,
etc. Our magnifiers are made by Eschenbach, Optelec, Bausch & Lomb,
Donegan, Optical, Coil and more. Despite the quality of these lenses,
it is best to try the lenses if possible.
We shall be happy to welcome you to our retail shop at 5645 Côte
des Neiges in Montreal.
Meanwhile, we could send you a trial chart so you could have some idea
of the magnification needed. By all means, have your eyes checked by an
optometrist or ophthalmologist, especially if you notice a loss of visual
acuity. Eye disease can happen without our noticing.
Hands free magnification, lens size varies. Usually give 2X magnification.
From 2.5X to 10X. Phone for help choosing the power you need. Remember
that, as a general rule, the stronger the magnifier, the smaller the lens,
with a decreased field of view (you can see less of the text at one time).
Also, you lose distance, you must be closer to your work with a strong
Illuminated stand magnifiers
Like a hand magnifier, but these rest on the page (focusing distance has
already been calculated. Great for people with a tremor, and very convenient
for the vision impaired as there is good light where it is needed. Power
from 2.8X to 14.7X. Available with incandescent lighting, xenon (halogen)
lighting, or LED lighting. Phone for help in choosing.
Clip-on magnifiers (clip to your eyeglasses)
Visor type (strap goes around the head, lens is positioned in front of
the eyes. Can be worn with eyeglasses)
Around the neck magnifiers
Geological and jewellers loupes
Dome and bar magnifiers
Video magnifiers (described in another section)
Loupes à éclairage interne
Eschenbach Illuminated Stand Magnifiers